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The Accomplishments of Our Own Mercer Bear

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One of the most rewarding benefits of working for Live at Lofts - Student Housing is that we get to watch a number of our employees transition from a fresh-faced intern to an accomplished academic and employee.

Daniella Chrabuszcz is one of those individuals. She came to us in March of 2017.  Daniella has proved to be an asset to the team at the Lofts at Mercer Landing. Her fantastic personality and work ethic shine through each and every day. We can always count on her to bring originality to any brainstorming session and team exercise. 

Daniella is pursuing her bachelors degree in Biomedical Engineering and then continuing on to her masters in the same field. To keep in line with her STEM field endeavors, her minor will be in Chemistry.

We are incredibly proud of her most recent accomplishment. Mercer University recently announced the President's List and Dean's List for the fall 2018 semester. Daniella was included on this list due to her meeting the rigorous grade-point-average standards specific to the college or school within the University.

Congratulations!! We can’t wait to see the amazing things you will continue to accomplish.

Write up provided by: Anna Daniels

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BEYOND THE DESK: MEET MATT COBB

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MEET MATT COBB:

COMMUNITY MANAGER AT LOFTS AT MERCER VILLAGE & LOFTS AT TATTNALL

Where were you born? Fort Sill, an Army base in Oklahoma, but I grew up in Toccoa, Ga.

What city do you currently live in? Downtown Macon

What is your favorite lunch spot? Spud Dogs. If you haven't tried their Cuban sandwich, you're missing out. 

What do you like most about the Lofts? The incredible atmosphere that the employees, corporate office, and mostly students create. This is a welcoming environment that fosters inclusion, opportunity for growth, and the ability to express yourself without fear of judgment. 

What do you like most about Macon? Macon is an incredible city. There are so many things to love about it. There are fantastic restaurants, plenty of things to get involved in, opportunities for nightlife adventures, and the entire city is dog friendly. As our Convention and Visitor's Bureau likes to say, Macon is truly #WhereSoulLives

What are you most looking forward to? We've officially hit October, so I am looking forward to cooler weather, celebrating birthdays, and the holiday season. #HappyHalloThanksMas

Favorite quote? Either “No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.” or "The noblest of arts is that of making others happy.", both by P.T. Barnum

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Student to Professional - The Lofts has You Covered

Live at Lofts properties offer access to modern loft living in the heart of Macon’s most happening areas. The Live at Lofts brand strives to provide a community that no matter your stage of life, there is certainly a property that fits your needs. We have partnered with Mercer University to offer multiple student housing properties such as, Lofts at Mercer Village, Lofts at Tattnall, and Lofts at Mercer Landing. In addition to this, we have several market rate communities that are ideal for young business professionals and empty nesters such as, Lofts at Bass, Lofts at Navicent, Lofts at Capricorn, and our newest development the Lofts at Zebulon.

When leasing at one of our student housing properties, it is our mission to ensure the best possible living experience during their college career. It is our hope that upon graduation, these students will love Macon, GA just as much as we all do and find a career here in Middle Georgia. Upon securing a position, the individual will then phase into one of our market rate properties. Brittany Onyeji is a Mercer University graduate who is now a practicing pharmacist at Navicent Health, Middle Georgia’s premier medical community. Brittany is the perfect example of the "Loft Transition" as she went from the Lofts at Mercer Village to now living at the Lofts at Navicent. Below is an interview with Brittany herself about her college career, her time at the lofts, and so much more!

·       What college did you attend for your undergraduate program?

o   Mercer University College of Liberal Arts  

·       What degree did you obtain there? Did you continue your schooling elsewhere after graduation?

o   Biochemistry and Molecular biology degree

o   I continued on to Mercer University College of Pharmacy in ATL.

·       Where did you live during your undergraduate program?

o   I lived on campus for the first few years. Once the lofts opened I was literally the first resident (along with my roommate).

·       What did you like most about living there?

o   I loved having full-sized beds, fully furnished units, washer and dryer, nice appliances, modern study rooms, security, and no curfew restrictions.

·       Why did you move out of the area? Why did you move back to Macon?

o   I moved out of the area to attend Mercer Atlanta for pharmacy school. I accepted a position here as a pharmacist at Navicent Health.

·       What drew you back to the Lofts brand when you moved back to Macon, GA?

o   I was familiar with the brand having lived at one of their properties previously. I was pleased with the unit, amenities, proximity to work, price point, ease of move, and staff. These units are like a piece of “Atlanta”. I feel closer to home even though I am away. The upgrades in these lofts are unlike others that I have seen at other complexes throughout Macon. I also love paying only one bill monthly. It was a no-brainer for me.

·       If you had to describe the Lofts in one word, what would it be?

o   Upscale 

Write up provided by Blog Contributor: Alex Putnam

Picture source: Live at Lofts, Mercer, and Navicent Instagram pages

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INTRODUCING MERCER VII

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OUR NEWEST STUDENT HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IS EXPECTED TO OPEN FALL 2019

WE WILL CONTINUE TO UPDATE THIS POST WITH DETAILS REGARDING THE AMENITIES, FLOOR PLANS, FINISHES, BUILDING LAYOUT AND MUCH MORE. STAY TUNED!

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STUDENT HOUSING AT IT’S BEST

In the past, college students have had to live in cramped single-room dorms with limited storage space, barely any study space, a community bathroom and NO privacy. Thankfully, that college experience has changed with developments like Live at Lofts – Student Housing. Students now enjoy the privacy of their own room and bathroom. The common areas in the loft and throughout the property offer ample space to study, socialize and relax. No more mini-microwave meals for every meal! Lofts residents now have lots of counter space, full sized appliances and granite counter tops.

The Lofts at Mercer Village are situated above retail spaces lining the corridor of Mercer Village. Our residents enjoy the walkability to campus life and the convenience of restaurants such as Sauced, Margarita’s, Subway and Nu-Way. Not only does the property offer a new experience in regards to the student’s physical surroundings but also in the personal one on one treatment they receive.

Kaeleigh and Laura Beth make up our management team onsite. They work day in and day out to maintain the best in quality and customer service. Whether it’s setting up for fun resident events, helping families with the housing process or following up on maintenance requests, these two make every effort to get things done and done right! Come see us for more about the Lofts experience!

NEXT UP:

Employee Spotlight: Laura Beth Shealy

 

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Beyond The Desk: David Higdon

MEET DAVID HIGDON:

PROPERTY MANAGER @ THE LOFTS AT MERCER LANDING

Born and Raised: Macon, Georgia

Favorite things to do in Macon: Bike riding at the Amerson Waterworks Park and dinner at Pietro's.

Recommendations for those out and about: Definitely catch the Bragg Jam Music & Arts Festival or a movie in the park.

Favorite Thing about The Lofts: It is a new adventure for Macon and Mercer to have these state-of-the-art lofts in such close proximity to downtown, the stadium, and campus. Seeing each person's expression when they first walk in has been wonderful. 

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BEYOND THE DESK: MEET REED JONES

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MEET REED JONES:

INTERN @ LOFTS AT MERCER LANDING

Born & Raised: Metter, Georgia! Everything's better in Metter!

Favorite Food: Dovetail - hands down! It's truly one of Macon's best kept secrets. If you're looking for me on a Saturday morning, I'll be at Dovetail waiting on my Fried Chicken Benedict!

Favorite Thing About Mercer: Is "everything!" an acceptable answer? From the Admin Building Tower to Plunkett Basement, I love every single thing. Where else can you get a beautiful campus, a top notch education, and be able to know just about everyone on campus. I hate that I only have two years left!

Favorite Thing about The Lofts: Location! Whether you live at Village, Tattnall or Landing you are never more than ten minutes away from the other side of campus. Living at the Lofts at Mercer is convenient and you really get the whole package when you choose the Lofts as your home!

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BEYOND THE DESK: MEET KAELEIGH COLLINS

MEET KAELEIGH COLLINS:

LOFTS AT COLLEGE HILL ASSISTANT MANAGER


Born: Macon, Ga.

Currently Living: Macon, Ga.

Favorite lunch spot: The Rookery, “They have the best milkshakes!”

What is your favorite part about The Lofts?

“I feel like The Lofts are all one big family. All of the employees get along great and we all help each other out when any of the other properties are in need.”

What are you most looking forward to?

“I am really looking forward to all the upcoming projects Sierra ( Live at Lofts ) is doing. Especially the opening of Capricorn. I think it is going to be a really neat and unique property to Macon. There is really nothing else like it.”

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The Locals Behind Live at Lofts Developments

Locals Behind New Apartments in Macon, GA

So just what's the story and who are the locals behind the Live at Lofts developments? Check out this recent story in the The Telegraph & macon.com!

"During the past five years, Daws, president of Sierra Development Group, has been the catalyst for seven new projects, five of them between Mercer and downtown Macon -- the College Hill Corridor -- as well as five under construction or planned across the county."

Read more here: http://bit.ly/1VPHVEf

Partners' construction footprint 'huge' for Bibb County

Partners' construction footprint 'huge' for Bibb County

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Lofts at College Hill

New Apartments at Mercer University

(This property is no longer owned/managed by Sierra Development)

We are now construction partners in progress with our local construction company, Piedmont Construction Group. Check out their website including this piece highlighting their amazing work on the Lofts at College Hill!

"With the construction of the Lofts at College Hill, Piedmont Construction Group is not only bringing top-drawer residential living to Mercer University students, our company is also playing a key part in the revitalization of downtown Macon. Upon completion, the project will incorporate a total of 146 1- and 2-bedroom modern loft apartments occupying 117,000 square feet in two 4-story buildings."  

Read more here: http://bit.ly/1K6ohYD

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New Hotel-Restaurant Development Announced

New Apartments Coming to Mercer University

Mercer University, the College Hill Alliance and Macon-Bibb County announced Tuesday plans for construction of a new hotel and restaurant development on Mercer's Macon campus.

Sierra Development Group of Macon is developing the lofts and the new dining options. The food court is set to include Chen's Wok and Papa John's Pizza, and the developers are in discussions with Momma Goldberg's Deli, as well. The restaurant and additional food court franchises will be announced at a later date.

Lofts at Mercer Landing in Macon, GA

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